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China Squid Museum to open in Zhoushan

Updated : 2021-04-13 (chinadaily.com.cn)

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The first of its kind in the country, the China Squid Museum in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province is scheduled to open to the public by the end of the month. [Photo/zhoushan.cn]

The China Squid Museum in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province is scheduled to open to the public by the end of the month, Zhoushan Daily reported on April 11.

Located in the Zhoushan National Distant-water Fishing Industry Base in Dinghai district, the 2,600-square meter museum is the first of its kind in the country and has an investment of more than 15 million yuan ($2.29 million). It consists of two floors.

The first floor is divided into exhibition areas and a tourists service center, where visitors can taste food made with squid. The second floor is equipped with the latest multimedia technology to showcase basic information regarding squid and the development of the squid industry in Zhoushan.

"We use glasses-free 3D technology to allow visitors to be immersed in different scenarios and to improve the interactivity and the interest level for their visit," said Gu Huawei, deputy general manager of the museum management company.

For example, visitors can experience the entire process of catching squid in the sea at the Cave Automatic Virtual Environment immersive sensory cinema and closely observe the interior structure of a squid fishing boat during a virtual reality tour, Gu added.

At the opening ceremony of the museum, the Zhoushan National Distant-water Fishing Industry Base and Dinghai Distant-water Town will host a distant-water aquatic products promotion activity to showcase the high-quality development of the distant-water industrial chain in Zhoushan.

The first national distant-water fishing industry base in China settled in Zhoushan in 2015, where a complete industrial chain has taken shape, including catching, delivering, cold storage, and processing. The city aims to offer the country a replicable model in developing a distant-water fishing industry.